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About InfernalKeith

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  • Birthday 06/17/1972

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    Toledo, OH
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    Standup comedy, writing, game coding in BASIC, cooking
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    Ant Wars on the TI 99/4A
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    Planning a Tunnels of Doom binge soon!

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  1. I wasn't planning to, unless someone has a specific reason for it. I am thinking I might collect this, Dicecrash, and Sixxit and make a small run of physical copies with a box and manual, just for fun. But they're all small and not that speed-dependent, so I don't see much benefit besides saving a few seconds of load time.
  2. I did, it's an original (as much as any Yahtzee-influenced dice game can be original). I can beat the computer about 50% of the time, but I haven't played it enough yet to get a real strategy worked up. I tend to focus on my vertical hands and not pay as much attention to the horizontal ones, and then I'm unpleasantly surprised when there's a straight fully formed to take out 50 points from my total. I feel like there's some strategy to be derived from reclosing open gates and dropping lower dice down to "break up" vertical hands, but I was shooting for starting and finishing this game quickly, so it hasn't been that exhaustively played yet to where I feel like I have a handle on strategy.
  3. Just grabbed them in Classic99, then loaded them into MS Paint as .bin's and resaved them as .jpg's.
  4. And I KNEW I'd forget something in the doc file. When you move the die before it drops, you're instructed to press S or D, but the arrow keys work as well. Minor point, but I know most of us are playing on emulators now.
  5. I'm happy to release Dice Rack, a new Extended BASIC game for the TI 99/4A. It's a sort of sequel to my game Dicecrash, with some refinements and a different approach. The Dice Rack is a 5x5 grid, and you have limited control over the dice falling into it. You open gates to let the dice fall into the rack, and try to score points vertically. However, any points you score from hands formed HORIZONTALLY will count against your total. Fill a column, and the dice shift and collapse. Drop a die in a full column, and it falls out of the rack. All of those things add to your point goal and create more of a challenge. It's nothing earth-shattering, but I think it's pretty slick, and I hope you like it. Here's a link to a walkthrough video where I play a round to demonstrate: DICERACK.zip
  6. I love H.E.R.O. on the Commodore 64 and I somehow missed that it was ever an option for the 99/4A. Those 1983-85 Activision home computer games (Toy Bizarre, Park Patrol, Beamrider, Zenji) were great. I'd give a lot to play Park Patrol on the TI. As a slacker with my own share of announced-but-unfinished projects in this forum, I get it. Real life has a way of crowding out fun time. And it's hard to be close-ish to finishing a game and not wanna share your progress, even though you risk adding yet another title to the list of "vaporware"... I'm resisting the temptation and only posting new projects when they're finished.
  7. I've been home for a month with my daughter. My wife's bank is rotating people one week on, one week off to minimize exposure and have backups in case people need to quarantine or get sick. She just spent the last week home, with nothing to do. She's endlessly supportive of the weird things I do with my life, and I love her very much, but let's just say I'm very happy she's going back to work tomorrow. Starting to finally carve out some good coding time for myself, though!
  8. I haven't updated my sale list in a while, and I just organized the shelves, so here's my most recent list of items for sale. Prices do not include shipping. All items are tested and working, and in cosmetically very good (but not mint), condition unless stated otherwise. Shoot me a message if you're interested in anything! - Keith Black Program Recorder with cable, power cord – tested 25 Speech Synthesizer – tested 25 Used TI Joystick Y-Adapters, various 15 “Computer Aids” brand Joystick Y-Adapter, new old stock 20 TI Power Supply 10 Slik Stik tested joystick, boxed (requires y adapter) 15 Dow/4 Gazelle flight sim cassette (John T. Dow, 1982)w/manual 20 PREMIUM CARTS (priced as marked) Buck Rogers red white 20 Burgertime red white 10 Connect Four red white 5 Connect Four black white 5 Disk Manager black black 15 Disk Manager 2 black white 15 Disk Manager 2 black black 15 Disk Manager 2 blue white 15 Equations green black 6 Facemaker green white 5 Jawbreaker II red white 7 Laws of Arithmetic blue black 6 Laws of Arithmetic blue white 6 Measurement Formulas blue white 6 Microsurgeon red white 8 Music Maker black black 6 Music Maker green white 6 Picnic Paranoia black 10 Pole Position 8 Reading Flight green black 6 Reading Fun green white 6 Reading Fun green black 6 Return to Pirate’s Isle red white 10 Sneggit red white 12 Speech Editor black black 30 Star Trek red white 10 Statistics mauve white 8 Story Machine green white 6 Super Demon Attack red white 10 TI Extended BASIC black black 20 TI Extended BASIC blue white 20 TI Logo black black 5 TI Logo II green white 5 Treasure Island red white 25 Tunnels of Doom red white 8 Tunnels of Doom red black 8 Tunnels of Doom black black 8 Video Chess black black 6 Video Graphs black white 6 COMMON CARTS $3 each or 6 for $15 name | label color | shell color Addition (Milliken) black black Addition (Milliken) green white Addition and Subtraction 1 green black Adventure black white Adventure black black Alien Addition green white Alien Addition green black Alligator Mix green white Alligator Mix blue black Alligator Mix green black Alpiner purple black Alpiner red white Alpiner red black A-maze-ing red black A-maze-ing black black The Attack black black The Attack red white The Attack red black Beginning Grammar black black Beginning Grammar green white Beginning Grammar green black Blackjack and Poker red black Blackjack and Poker black black Blasto red black Blasto black black Car Wars black black Chisholm Trail black black Demolition Division green white Division (Milliken) black black Division (Milliken) green white Division 1 (Scott Foresman) green white Division 1(Scott Foresman) black black Early Learning Fun black black Early Learning Fun green white Early Learning Fun green black Early Reading green black Early Reading black black Early Reading green white Football black black Football red black Hangman black black Hangman red white Home Financial Decisions black black Home Financial Decisions mauve white Home Financial Decisions mauve black Hopper red white Household Budget black black Household Budget mauve black Household Budget mauve white Hunt the Wumpus black black Meteor Multiplication green white Microsoft Multiplan purple white Microsoft Multiplan purple black Minus Mission green white Minus Mission green black Multiplication (Milliken) black black Multiplication 1 (Scott F) black black Multiplication 1 (Scott F) green black Multiplication 1 (Scott F) white white Munchman red black Munchman black black Number Magic green black Number Magic green white Numeration 1 green white Numeration 2 blue white Othello black black Othello red white Othello red black Parsec red black Parsec purple black Personal Real Estate black black Personal Real Estate mauve white Personal Real Estate black white Personal Record Keeping mauve black Personal Record Keeping black black Personal Report Generator mauve white Scholastic Spelling Lev 3 black black Securities Analysis black black Subtraction black black Tax/Investment Record black white Tax/Investment Record black black Terminal Emulator II black black Terminal Emulator II mauve black Terminal Emulator II mauve white TI Invaders black black TI Writer mauve white TI Writer black black Tombstone City black black Tombstone City red black Touch Typing Tutor green black Touch Typing Tutor black black Touch Typing Tutor green white Books and printed matter: TI BASIC Reference Card 2 TI Extended BASIC reference card 2 Compute's First Book of TI Games 5 How To Use the TI 99/4A Computer 5 TI 99/4A Favorite Programs Explained 5 TI 99/4A Game Programs 5 SAMS: 24 BASIC Programs book + tape 10 SAMS: 51 Fun and Educational book + tape 10 CASSETTES (just cassette and blank jewel box) Pirate Adventure 5 Oldies But Goodies I 5 Oldies But Goodies II 5 Beginner's BASIC Tutor 5 Personal Financial Aids 5 Market Simulation 5 Teach Yourself BASIC 5 Mission Impossible 8 BOXED CARTS priced as marked. Boxes may show wear and tear Addition and Subtraction 1 6 Alpiner 6 The Attack 6 Beginner’s BASIC Tutor (cassette) 6 Blackjack and Poker 6 Car Wars 5 Demolition Division 6 Football 6 Hangman 6 Household Budget Mgmt 3 Hunt the Wumpus 6 Indoor Soccer 8 Laws of Arithmetic 10 Market Simulation (cassette) 8 Meteor Multiplication 1 Microsurgeon 10 Minus Mission 6 Moon Mine 8 Munchman 5 Music Maker 10 Mystery Melody 8 Oldies But Goodies Games I (cassette) 6 Othello 8 Parsec 8 Personal Record Keeping 3 Programming Aids 1 (Cass) 8 Strange Odyssey (cassette, requires Adventure cart) 10 Teach Yourself BASIC (cassette) 5 Teach Yourself BASIC (cassette, newer manual art) 10 Tombstone City 5 Touch Typing Tutor 5 Video Chess 8 Video Graphs 8 ZeroZap 8
  9. What an impact and a life well lived. Rest well, sir.
  10. THIS looks awesome! I can't wait to see it and try it!
  11. My "day jobs" are stand up comedian (instantly zeroed out my work/income), and selling online from my garage (still doing okay so far, but not liking what I'm hearing about the ability of USPS to cope with this crisis). Used to a lot of home time when I'm not traveling, but KNOWING you can't leave is a lot different than CHOOSING to stay home. I have an artificial heart valve and my daughter is special needs/medically fragile, so I'm inside for the duration with her. My wife is in banking and my son works at a grocery store, so they're both going full tilt, stripping down and showering the second they get home, etc. We're doing what we can. I've been trying to segment my time and get some serious coding in this year anyway, with mixed results. I'm sooooo stupidly close to releasing a new game and I can't wait to get to work on the next one, and I'm launching a podcast (hopefully next week) that's just me doing walk-throughs of classic text games, so that's some welcome escape from the real world into some wonky old maps and legends. I hope you'll all treat this with the respect and caution it deserves. The curve is flattening despite our imperfect measures. In a 'hot zone' it's going to seem like nothing until it's not, and things will escalate quickly. Americans seem to have a hard time with this, but just ask anyone in NYC or New Orleans. I know a lot of us aren't spring chickens and I want us all here for a long time to come.
  12. Bump. One more price markdown. Listing will be removed if it doesn't sell by the end of the week.
  13. If you're sure you're gonna get it, DM me and I'll put it on hold for ya for a day or two. I've been in that spot, I feel your pain.
  14. Clean with minor cosmetic wear, tested and working. SOLD!
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